I had a great time at the Kitchener-Waterloo Knitters’ Guild’s Knitters’ Fair this past weekend. I ended up helping out on the door for the first couple of hours – something about the fire marshal insisting that more volunteers were needed. It was like a great party & I even saw a few familiar folks.
Now that I’m back home I realize what a poor job I did at taking pictures. I wandered around and took a couple of shots at the beginning of the crowd and a lamp:
In addition to the lack of photos, I ended up coming back with only one additional skein of yarn. The fact that I had recently been to Twist was a factor, I’m sure. Some of the same vendors were there. But I kept noticing a nice skein of yarn, then realizing that I already had a few siblings in other colours in my stash. In the end I took home this juicy Madelinetosh tosh lace in citrus:
Another reason I may have been distracted at the fair was the thoughts of my upcoming talk for my local guild, the Ottawa Knitting Guild. That happened last night. It turns out that I need a whole huge Rubbermaid bin to lug my sample items around. Also if I want to properly label everything I need to allot more than one hour to do so.
The talk was well received, at least from what I’ve heard I spoke about my design process, focusing on inspiration, transformation & publication. My trusty new laptop worked brilliantly & my slideshow showed me the notes I needed to keep on topic. I’m glad I had the opportunity to do this as it made me recognize some of my design preferences and ways of working that weren’t entirely clear to me before. The fact that I rambled on for 40 minutes means that I’m past my fear of public speaking. I wish I could go back and tell my grade 4 self that I’d get better at speaking!